Yeayyy! San Francisco Kids Eat Free on Mondays!

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Imagine, trying to explain the pun of a restaurant named Asqew Grill that dishes up kebabs on skewers, to a child. Then add a complex definition for the term askew into the mix, and one might avoid the entire experience. Nonetheless, the idea of healthy, affordable fare on a stick makes for a fun option.

When ordering, asqew becomes a verb, and the menu advises you on ‘how to asqew’. First you pick a type of protein; cilantro lime chicken, marinated tofu, Thai salmon or a myriad of other mouth-watering options. Then you pick your sides or salad… “because the skewers get lonely all by themselves”. Citrus cous cous, jasmine coconut rice and grilled pear salad are on offer. Certified 100% all-natural chicken, beef, wild tuna, salmon and organic mixed greens are a welcome sight in what seems like a gourmet fast food joint.

Ordering up at the counter seems complicated at first blush, so make sure you have your order buttoned up before you place it, to avoid the back and forth with your children. Maybe even step aside and let others go in front of you before monopolizing the register.

There are special vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, healthy and happy hour menus. The kids’ menu is impressive: and the meals are only $3.99 and include a drink. TIP: Kids eat free on Mondays!

3415 CALIFORNIA ST. @ LAUREL
(415) 386 5608
11 – 9 Mon – Sun

3348 STEINER ST @ CHESTNUT
(415) 931 9200
11-9:30 Mon – Sun

1607 HAIGHT ST. @ CLAYTON
(415) 701 9301
11:30 – 9:30 Mon – Sun

BAY ST. SHOPPING COMPLEX
(510) 595 7471
11-9 Sun – Thu | 11-10 Fri & Sat.

—Darya Mead